EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell is worried Eastbourne may lose out on £50m potential funding.

She says the bid from Eastbourne Borough Council needs sorting – and in the next few days.

“I had a meeting with the borough council over its proposed bid for £50 million from the second round of the Levelling Up Fund. The town has already received £20 million from the fund to transform Victoria Place in the town centre and Black Robin Farm on the downland so this bid will have to be pretty stellar to bring success a second time round.

I always support my town and do all I can to lobby ministers for funds – something I have had a good deal of success with over the years.

However, this bid will need rocket fuel in the coming days until the deadline.  I asked how many jobs it hoped to generate and the answer I was given was five at this point. It needs to be better than that.”